Family is very important to me, and I always look forward to spending time with my extended family that live all over the United States. In April of each year, we have our annual family reunion and crawfish boil. There are a large number of relatives that come to the reunion from Oklahoma and doing research for this post made me think of all of them. I hope all of my relatives that live in Okalahoma will take the time to enjoy and appreciate the many different species of hummingbirds that are known to visit your state.
Seven different species of hummingbirds have been documented in Oklahoma. They are the following: the Black-chinned Hummingbird, the Rufous Hummingbird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the Calliope Hummingbird, the Broad-tailed Hummingbird, the Anna’s Hummingbird and the Green Violet-eared Hummingbird.
The males begin arriving in the state in mid-March, while the females arrive later, usually around early April. These tiny birds will remain in Oklahoma until mid-October, when the male hummingbirds will begin leaving Oklahoma, followed closely by the females and juveniles. Although quite rare, it is possible for a hummingbird to stay over in the winter.
On a personal note, I must apologize because there hasn’t been any new post for the past several days. This was quite accidental and unplanned, due to the fact that my Internet service was unexpectedly down and I had to be helped with resolving the issue. It seems that when I was informed that there were updates waiting to be installed and I did this it somehow interfered with the server and my Internet connection. Sorry for the inconvenience.